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 Endrhymes Riddle

In the spring of 2015, Razen dropped their 2,5th LP on the KRAAK label, the astonishing Endrhymes. The sustained tones from their earlier releases sublimated into hardcore melodic minimalism and raw dystopian deep listening. The album proves — once again — the craftsmanship and dauntless approach of the collective. Both records as live shows shows a band that are more intense and focussed than ever. After one year hiatus, they are back in full force and will suck you into their end rhymes. They presented the record on August 21st at DRUUM, and old warehouse-turned-into-a-cultural-hub. Asmus Tietschens joined the bill.
01 December 2016 | AG 8

1) Reaper

“End of Times”, a track by Black Dog, London 1994 – Downie / Handley / Turner one of these guys must have had a shawm preset on his synth. A city hardened by the fire, scourged by the times. London and the River Thames. Mrs Plath and the children witho

2) Sorcerer

Continuum, momentum, just a moment: we are back in England. Moors, Mist, Marshes. The apprentice of Thomas Hardy’s Conjuror Trendle falls through a loophole and finds himself stuck in the scenery of Stalker. Mazes of eerie vertigo. At every corner, a v

3) Piper

Rites of the Piper – original title. Bohemia, sometime early 19th century. Fear among miners: the earth has tides. Big blocks move, ebb and flow, just like any regular blue ocean. All those carefully constructed corridors could at any instant encounter

4) Sleeper

Nightsky in magma and coral skeleton colors: mirrors the youth dreams of planets. Future is beyond ancient. Debris circling around without purpose and without safety net. Philip Glass’ “Koyaanisqatsi”, always a good reminder of hearing bagpipes where t